At a time when schools are having a difficult time providing a quality education for students, Granger Elementary is blossoming.

Nationwide Insurance has adopted our school and has committed financial and moral support. The employees of Nationwide spend many volunteer hours at the school. They help in classrooms, go on field trips, assist with PTA projects and anything else that has been requested. They were at the school when 700 tulip bulbs were planted during Red Ribbon Week. A Nationwide employee was a speaker at the Red Ribbon Week assembly. Nationwide employees were an integral part of our December PTA open house.Nationwide has worked closely with Granite School District on projects to improve the school physically. New bathroom fixtures have been installed and a new drinking fountain is in place.

Along with Nationwide Insurance, the West Valley Fire Department has adopted Granger Elementary. The firemen spend time working with the students and are frequently outside at lunch recess playing with the students.

I highly recommend business/school partnerships. I believe that both the business and the school benefit from the partnership. Corporate sponsorships are a wonderful way to involve the community in the education of our children. I hope that more schools will be open to this possibility.

Sue McDowell

Granger Elementary PTA president

West Valley City